... I recently had a biopsy. It was a scrape biopsy that left part of the mole behind and took part for analysis. My dermatologist said it was probable that the mole was ok. ... (4 replies)
... The best biopsy is either a punch or excisional one. A punch is good assuming it will remove the entire lesion. ... (8 replies)
... just seems like it would hurt, but everyone assured me that you cannot feel it. It just looks like it would be painful. The assistant told me it's like when you scrape your knee. How many millimeters deep does the shave go? ... (5 replies)
... whereas shave biopsies are like a scrape on the skin and requires more natural healing. Who knows? ... (2 replies)
... but only the biopsy will know for sure. ... (8 replies)
... Hi Ladypepper,
Do you mean we all have to be waiting for the possibility of metastisis? What does my dermatologist mean by "100% cure"? Do we have to worry when we have a cough, tummy ache...?
Thanks. (8 replies)
... Hi Aimees71 ~ I am glad to help what little I can. :) The reason that anyone who has a history of melanoma would not want to to have a shave or scrape is because of the history - basically just in case there is another primary. Technically NO one should have a scrape or shave if there is a question of it being melanoma - but even less with a confirmed history.
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... If they don't do a full excisional biopsy, they'll do either a punch biopsy or a scrape biopsy. ... (8 replies)
... Not at all !
Appreciate the candor, and information !
Will try to get this notion out of my head asap :)
Will also ask dermatologist if will just cut them out instead of doing the biopsies... seems like 90% of whatever is tested comes out positive anyway !
Last time tested, 4 out of 5 needed surgery or scrape, and happens about every quarter (frequency I go in, to try and... (4 replies)
... Thank you for these posts. I searched out this website in hopes of finding someone going through the same thing as me (and not just because misery loves company). I am 45 years old. I am red-haired, fair skinned green-eyed and mildly freckled. I have often worn sleeveless shirts and dresses throughout my life. I had a pinkish circular thing appear on my upper arm about 2... (5 replies)
... Well the only way to know for certain is to have the biopsy done. ... (4 replies)
... I just got my biopsy results late Friday afternoon and haven't called the surgeon yet so I don't know when I'm having the Moh's. ... (1 replies)
... years. All the Dr kept doing were skin scrape tests. ... (4 replies)
... I had the SNB at the same time as the wide area excision, three weeks after the initial scrape and biopsy. As has been said, its a life long "wait and watch". I feel a lot more confident with a clear SNB behind me. Still get PETs every year. ... (15 replies)
... sion is football shaped and always requires at least one stitch to reduce chances of infection. I would certainly hope that your derm didn't leave an excisional biopsy open without stitches... ... (8 replies)